Internet go down?
The Internet is a modern-day electronic cockroach; it adapts and survives,
says Roopinder Singh, as he examines how most users were not even
aware of the biggest attack on the World Wide Web.
TO those of us in
India who are usually disconnected from the Internet for one reason or
the other, the answer to the question, "Can the Internet ever go
down?" would be surprising: No. The proof of this came on October
21 when a powerful attack was launched on the Internet, and yet most
of us were not even aware of it.
to reduce air pollution
out a plan of action to reduce air pollution from Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)
from automobiles, power stations and buildings could soon be a mouse
click away. A computer software that enables planners and
policy-makers to select control strategies that achieve emission
reductions of both air pollutants and GHGs has been developed in the
you ever wondered when you login and enter a Website, how does the
server remember name and other information? Actually, server keeps
track of each and every user visiting the site. How is this possible
when thousands of visitors are visiting the site simultaneously and
how safe is it?
elegant language Urdu, many say, is dying. But its protagonists Ghalib,
Mir, Iqbal and Faiz are now much more accessible to the world than
ever before, thanks to the Internet. And it is not only for those who
know the script but for all those who love the language that evolved
in the 13th century due to a strong Persian influence.
a program code executes, it is called process. A traditional (heavy
weight) process has a single flow of control, i.e. one thread. It can
perform only one task at a time. Modern operating systems support the
concept of multithreading. In multithreading, a process is divided
into two or more mini-processes, which appear to run in a parallel
fashion i.e. simultaneously. Each mini-process is called a thread
(light weight process). A process having multiple threads (many flows
of control) can obviously perform more than one task at a time.
from Tihar jail
300 foreign inmates of the Tihar jail in the Indian capital finally
have a speedy link home, with the authorities allowing them to e-mail
their family and friends. "The e-mail facility was introduced
because it was seen that while the Indian inmates get a chance to meet
their families and friends twice a week for half an hour and receive
letters too, the foreign inmates have little contact with their loved
ones," a Tihar official told IANS.
voters’ list may go online
which has more voters than the combined population of the USA and
Russia, will put the names of all its 650 million electorate on the
Internet. This gigantic exercise will be completed before the next
Parliamentary elections in 2004, Election Commissioner T.S.
Krishnamurthi said here.
Don’t waste money, Chintoo. Log on to firecrackers.com instead
visually impaired ‘see’
simple touch display for the visually impaired, to be tested by the
National Federation of the Blind, soon could provide access to
computer-generated images, federal researchers have said. The device
comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which
also is well along in the creation of a reader to turn electronic text
into Braille letters, said Sam Bodman, deputy secretary of commerce.
to face cellphone music
few days ago when Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Shubha Mudgal were
rendering music of classical kind on two different occasions, music
lovers were also forced to act as captive audience for music of a
different kind. That of ring tones emanating from the cellphones of
those who were not courteous enough to switch it off before the
grows fastest via Net
has emerged as the fastest growing category for Internet shopping in
India, accounting for 23 per cent of total consumer spending on the
Net this year, a survey report said. The travel related Internet
shopping is expected to grow at a phenomenal rate of 140 per cent over
4 to 5 years with Indian Railways and domestic airlines launching
online sale of tickets, said the International Data Corp (IDC) report.
Tips and tricks for
Amitpal Singh Grewal
Put name on Windows
Did your PC come with Windows ’98 preinstalled or you just want your
name on the computer .You can do it through this trick: